Question re Digital Signage. I followed the recommendation and bought a Fire TV stick (since I couldn't figure out how to use the built-in Samsung MagicInfo player to connect to the sign feed). The feed works well with the exception that I have to manually launch the Faithlife Digital Signage app from the main menu. The last used feed auto-starts after that. I noticed other signage apps on Fire TV and many seem to provide a way to make them automatically launch themselves after boot. I have not found any kind of settings or options in the Faithlife Signage app that lets me start the feed unattended by just switching on the power. I want to make it as simple as possible so hospitality folks need only switch on power and don't need navigate the menus with the remote. Any ideas?
Frederic William Beck — EditedHi Slav Pakhnyuk (Faithlife) Thanks for your follow-up. Before ordering that Fire 4K Stick I was thinking of the Chromebit option as well but came across a few reports that Google is no longer supporting Chrome kiosk mode without some sort of Chrome Device Management (CDM) license. https://screen.cloud/how-to/media-players/google-chromebit-digital-signage-guide I will check how much one of those licenses might cost, might not be a show-stopper. However, as a plan C I was thinking about using my old Intel Compute Sticks or Raspberry Pi and load them up with whatever lightweight OS would come recommended for this (lubuntu, SignageOS, Porteus Kiosk or something along those lines) as long as it can auto-launch the sign feed full screen in a browser.Google Chromebit and Digital Signage: A GuideThis guide shows you the pros and cons of using the Google Chromebit with ScreenCloud to turn screens into a powerful digital signage display.screen.cloud
- Of course, if you know of any auto-launcher app that can be side loaded (if that's even possible on Amazon customized Android) into that Fire TV that allows to auto-run your Signage app, all the better! I presume the black list you mentioned only pertains to the Amazon App Store.
- Reading a bit more about ScreenCloud's Fire TV app it seems that they have managed to introduce an option into their app to auto-launch after boot without incurring the wrath of Amazon... https://support.screen.cloud/hc/en-gb/articles/206880755-Amazon-Fire-TV-Player#3Amazon Fire TV PlayerHello and thank you for visiting our ScreenCloud Help Center. In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to set up ScreenCloud’s digital signage software using an Amazon Device, plus a step-by-step ...support.screen.cloud